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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56531
Last updated: 20 April 2019
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Date:20-APR-1983
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic GAZL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Westland Gazelle HT3
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force (RAF)
Registration: XX374
C/n / msn: 1244
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 mi ENE Snowdon, Gwynedd -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Shawbury
Destination airport:RAF Shawbury
Narrative:
The Gazelle was on a training sortie crewed by an instructor and an instructor-trainee. The RAF instructor carried out an impromptu and unauthorised low flypast for a group of school children in the area. The helicopter struck terrain and crashed. Probable optical illusion.

Sources:

Aviation News Vol 12, nr.15
http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1983.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Sep-2009 12:02 harro Updated
06-Sep-2011 23:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Source]
13-Mar-2013 18:05 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source]

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